“We can not talk much legally about this, but I will say this, there was love,” Boss told the publication. “Obviously there are some things to address, but from my point of view and from countless others, there has been love. I will just leave it until there is a time when we can address it more publicly. There has been love and will continue to have love. “
His comments come after his predecessor, DJ Tony Okungbowa, took to Instagram last week to say he “felt the toxicity of the environment”; in his nearly ten years at “Ellen”.
“While I am grateful for the opportunity it gave me, I gained experience and felt the toxicity of the environment and stay with my former colleagues in their quest to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show progresses,” he wrote.
DeGeneres said she and her team “are taking steps, together, to rectify matters”.
An internal investigation has been launched by the show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television, which is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
“Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the latest allegations about the workplace culture on the show very seriously,” WarnerMedia said in a statement at the time. “We hoped to determine the validity and extent of the publicly reported claims and to understand the full breadth of the show’s daily culture.”